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Embassies criticised for lax PC security

Researcher intercepted embassy passwords

Egerstad said he read a lot of the email he collected but has since wiped the hard drives and deleted the information. After he posted the usernames and passwords to his website, he said he received an email from the US company hosting the site informing him that it would be shut down. He has since created a new site.

Egerstad said what he did is not illegal, as the email and passwords he collected were contained on his own computer. He said he did not use the usernames and passwords to log into any accounts, although one journalist in India did.

The point of his work is to raise awareness of security concerns, he said: "Go ahead and use Tor, but you better be sure you have good encryption."


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